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Celtic Amethyst

About this design:

My first attempt at "wire weaving" yielded the pendant. It's not perfect, but I felt it had a quirky charm to it, and a bit of a Celtic feel, hence the name. I made purple coiled links from 26 gauge Purple colored copper wire, and used vintage solid copper rollo chain, finishing with a handmade clasp which I added some purple wraps to in order to keep the color going. All the beads are amethyst, the lighter one is just a lower grade, but I wanted a contrasting, more rustic look, since the smaller drops I used have a little of the white marbling as well.


Solid Copper Wire: 18, 26 gauge; Colored Copper Wire: 26 Gauge; Amethyst Beads and Drops; Solid Copper Bali Style bead caps; Vintage Solid Copper Rollo Chain; Solid Copper JumpRings; TierraCast links; Copper Flower link

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  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    That’s really cute, and yes quirky charm! I like the close-up images that show the different design elements. It works together nicely. So how did you do that front section? I’ve seen Viking knit done on a dowel, but nothing like this that is flat. Do tell! :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    What a cool piece…great job!

  3. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty. I really like the netting focal.

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    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    This is beautiful! I like the lighter color amethyst–it gives a little more interest to the piece. I really like your design idea.

  5. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Very beautiful. Love Amethyst!
    The design is unique. IN fact all of your designs are unique and that’s what makes you special. Always love to look at your work :)

  6. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I like odd and imperfect more so than perfect; I like your wire work; Now, why is it we like hand made imperfect more than the same thing that is perfect …. ?

  7. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    OH – I know!!! It’s – TA DA – becaue WE are not perfect – LOL

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Gee Sonja,I could blab on and on about this. (You know how I get). I’ll be brief and say that iT’s unique and GORGEOUS!

  9. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you all so much! It makes my day to get such positive feedback. =^___^=

    Beadlady3 aka Cindy- I looped it by hand. Basically, I made the frame from 18 gauge wire, then looped the 26 gauge wire onto the frame, then continued by looping onto the curved spaces created between the upper level of loops. It’s hard to describe, but I hope that makes sense…

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Maybe not perfect in your eyes, but I really like the results, it looks like you knitted it :D

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Perfection is so boring. Quirky is great! :D

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